On Sunday a wooden platform collapsed during a part of the O Marisquiño festival in the Italian north-west city of Vigo, in Galicia. There are 316 casualties however there were no reports of fatalities. The exact cause of this incident is unknown and update to this well be given when a cause is publicly announced.

This incident goes to highlight the need for full site risk assessments and emergency action plans to be put in place for all public events and if you need help with preparing for any event then contact our event team info@selgroup.co.uk or consider the event services we offer https://www.selgroup.co.uk/our-services/event-safety/.

References for this story are https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45165660 and https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-spain-accident-festival/hundreds-hurt-as-spanish-festival-boardwalk-collapses-into-sea-idUKKBN1KY0MV

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